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First Step or First Stumble?

First Step or First Stumble?

by | March 21, 2019

Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book, The New Jim Crow, captured the sobering reality that the Unit

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Will Whites Be Stereotyped as Corrupt Because of Felicity Huffman?

Will Whites Be Stereotyped as Corrupt Because of Felicity Huffman?

by | March 14, 2019

The recent bust in Boston of an organized, professionalized, high-stakes college admissions fra

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The Myth of Meritocracy

The Myth of Meritocracy

by | March 13, 2019

To my high school guidance counselor, I wasn’t college material. I remember flipping through

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Diversity and Rep. Ilhan Omar

Diversity and Rep. Ilhan Omar

by | March 11, 2019

To show my San Francisco State journalism class what diversity means instantly, I provide a vis

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The True Spirit of Black History Month

The True Spirit of Black History Month

by | February 28, 2019

From 1st through 5th grade, I attended St. Mark’s Roman Catholic School in Harlem, New York.

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Theft, Shame and Guilt in Order to Get By

Theft, Shame and Guilt in Order to Get By

by | February 26, 2019

Over the past few years there has been increasing exposure to the harsh reality of what it is l

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Thoughts on Jussie Smollett for My Diversity and Media Class

Thoughts on Jussie Smollett for My Diversity and Media Class

by | February 25, 2019

When you teach a course called “Diversity in Media”, Jussie Smollett provided one heck of a

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Publish or Perish: How to Rid Yourself of Fear

Publish or Perish: How to Rid Yourself of Fear

by | February 18, 2019

Recently, my colleague Dr. Raquel Wright-Mair at the University of Northern Colorado virtually

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The Fallacy of NOT Seeing Race

The Fallacy of NOT Seeing Race

by | February 14, 2019

Over the last two weeks I’ve listened to friends, pundits and scholars debate the implication

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University of Farmington Sting Hurts Higher Ed More Than It Solves Immigration Crisis

University of Farmington Sting Hurts Higher Ed More Than It Solves Immigration Crisis

by | February 12, 2019

Harvard’s motto is “Veritas,” which is Latin for “truth.” Plain. Simple. And nothing

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“WELL-thy” New Year Resolutions

“WELL-thy” New Year Resolutions

by | January 29, 2019

For many, the beginning of a new year is a time-honored tradition of fresh starts and new resol

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Dr. King Deserves More

Dr. King Deserves More

by | January 28, 2019

We have now entered what I and many other scholars of color call, “The High Season.” It’s

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Former Prof Gave up Higher Ed for Fed Job Disgusted by Shutdown

Former Prof Gave up Higher Ed for Fed Job Disgusted by Shutdown

by | January 25, 2019

Without question, President Donald Trump blinked Friday as he stood alone at the Rose Garden po

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Learning How to Teach is Important – Even if You Don’t Want to Be Faculty

Learning How to Teach is Important – Even if You Don’t Want to Be Faculty

by | January 23, 2019

While not every student intends to teach after completing a terminal degree in education, I wou

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Cilantro and Prejudice

Cilantro and Prejudice

by | January 22, 2019

Cilantro is a good example for showing the stupidity of racial stereotypes. The herb, also know

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